Typhoon Faxai has 'minor' impact on World Cup preparation

Typhoon Faxai has 'minor' impact on World Cup preparation #eNCA

9.9.2019

Typhoon Faxai has 'minor' impact on World Cup preparation eNCA

Typhoon Faxai reignited concerns about the potential impact of Japan's extreme weather on the seven-week World Cup that kicks off on 20 September.

TOKYO - A typhoon that scored a direct hit on Tokyo with less than two weeks until the start of the Rugby World Cup had only a"minor" impact on preparations, organisers said Monday.

Typhoon Faxai, which pummelled the Japanese capital with record winds and torrential rain, reignited concerns about the potential impact of Japan's extreme weather on the seven-week World Cup that kicks off on 20 September.

There were also small changes to the schedules of the arriving Tongan and Georgian teams.

"We are working closely with the teams concerned to minimise any impact from these delays," he said.

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